Windows 10: Clean installation
What's up guys?
I need to do a clean install of my laptop, but I wasn't to preserve its factory install key and registration. Hope do I go about doing this preferably on a USB flash drive? I need to preserve its key and activation for the clean install.
Run showkeyplus to get key.
To reinstall create a usb stck using windows 10 media creation tool.
When you run showkeyplus, if it shows a Windows 8/8.1/10 OEM product key in the bottom spot, that is stored in bios/UEFI and already preserved permanently on the computer. A clean install of Windows 10 will use that product to both install and activate itself and should not even ask you to enter a product key or which version (Home or Pro) you want.
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If it is a Windows 8/8.1 product key, Windows 10 will always convert it to the generic Windows 10 product key and activate with a digital entitlement/license.
ok, i found my serial using speccy, but idk if its enbedded in bios. i have a USB key made, but i did it from another PC entirely. should i remake another USB to install? or will it be ok for this PC as well?
Windows 10 installation USB flash drives are not computer specific and are good for any computer.
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